Miles, 25, won the 36th edition of the Heart Run — the biggest 5-kilometer race in the state — in Anchorage with a time of 14 minutes, 59.9 seconds.
Miles’ winning time is just the 14th under 15 minutes in the history of the race — six of those times belong to Marcus, according to the Anchorage Daily News.
Marcus is a 10-time winner and set the course record time of 14:39 in 1995.
Miles graduated from Kodiak in 2007 and ran NCAA Division II cross country and track for Chico State (Calif.).
The Anchorage Daily News reported that Miles lives in Oregon and traveled to Alaska just for the race.
“He wanted to come back and keep up the family tradition,” his mom, Kathleen, told the ADN. “His grandma lives here and she gave him mileage (for the airfare).”
Nearly 6,000 walkers and runners participated in the event.
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